Our Department's Mission
The Department of Health Policy and Management focuses on eliminating disparities in health and health care, improving how care is delivered and managed, creating effective health policy and financing public health services delivery.
At a time of extraordinary need driven by rising health care costs, the aging of the population and growing health disparities, our faculty experts mentor students for research and careers in areas related to these critical issues.
Maryland is a national leader in health care reform, and our students have the opportunity to work on innovative initiatives to improve health for Maryland’s most vulnerable diverse populations. Students also benefit from contact with Washington DC-based non-profit and private organizations, as well as federal and state agencies.
Our faculty members represent disciplines including health services, health management, economics, public health, public policy and organizational development.
The School of Public Health will get you where you want to go. The MHA program was great because it combined both the business principles of health and health care systems, as well as the core principles of public health, which is unique to the program. It allows you to create an impact.
Our Degree Programs
Master of Public Health, Health Care Management
The MPH in Healthcare Management provides students with a strong understanding of health service delivery systems and management
Master of Health Administration (Online)
The MHA Online provides students a strong understanding in health care management and health service delivery systems in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)
Master of Public Health, Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation
The MPH in Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to analyze and evaluate the development of health policy.
Master of Public Health, Health Equity
The MPH in Health Equity trains students, from a research or practice standpoint, to recognize, describe, and eliminate health disparities
Master of Public Health, Public Health Practice and Policy (online)
The MPH in Public Health Practice and Policy provides working professionals with the skills to assume leadership roles in addressing public health policy and practice in two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)
PhD, Health Services Research
The PhD program provides interdisciplinary training in research, practice and policy analysis relevant to the planning, administration, management and evaluation of health and public health programs.
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Dept. of Health Policy and Management
SPH Building, 4200 Valley Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2611
Contact: Dr. Melvin Seale